From the Show Floor: Electric truck technology, enforcing CARB regulations

From the Show Floor: Electric truck technology, enforcing CARB regulations

How will CARB regulations be enforced? What is the state of current and future EV trucking technology? We ask experts to get answers for you.

Going beyond buzzwords, companies are investing heavily in alternative fuels. While still facing some limitations due to cost and range, battery technology is in-use in the trucking world, and advancements help expand its reach every year. Where does Accelera by Cummins see EV technology now? How about the next five years? Jason Morgan sat down with Amy Davis, Accelera’s president of components business segment and Brian Wilson, the company’s general manager of eMobility, to get the electrifying answers.

The road to zero emissions is long and lined with questions. Not only will it take time to figure out now only how the technology can support this long-term goal, but also to learn how fleets and regulatory organizations have to work together to make it a reality. Ashley Remillard, senior vice president of legal and government affairs for Hexagon Agility, tells our David Sickels what’s needed for proper reporting, what can happen to fleets that aren’t in compliance and how CARB’s Advanced Clean Fleet and Advanced Clean Truck regulations may be enforced.

Headlines from the convention hall

  • Kenworth showed off its SuperTruck 2 demonstrator vehicle, which it says exceeded the manufacturer’s efficiency expectations;
  • International Truck and IC Bus displayed an all electric dump truck, school bus and Class 8 tractor, along with information on the company’s new program designed to help fleets through EV adoption, training and maintenance;
  • Isuzu is paying mind to medium-duty, with its two new all-electric Class 5 trucks, one of which was integrated with an electric transportation refrigeration unit (TRU); and
  • Hexagon Agility and Brudeli Green Mobility are bringing their technologies together to create plug-in hybrid trucks that can run on a combination of electricity and CNG/RNG.

Plus, Fleet Equipment talks with Penske to learn what companies should consider when shifting toward sustainability, and how consultation services can help simplify the process. It’s all in our ‘From the Floor’ video series, watch now to dig into the details.

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